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Spanish Town Parade paints downtown pink

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago March 01, 2014 Mar 1, 2014 Saturday, March 01 2014 March 01, 2014 3:32 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Troy Gaulden

BATON ROUGE - The 34th Spanish Town Parade rolled through downtown Baton Rouge Saturday painting the city pink.

Parade-goers we spoke with today say the Spanish Town Parade is one to look forward to each year.

"As a New Orleans native and growing up around Mardi Gras, I'm psyched about Spanish Town. It's still my favorite parade, and that's why I come to it every year," said Ryan Rogers.

"It's a Baton Rouge tradition that's been going on for years and years. I never miss it. It's fun. It's a day to let your hair down and have some fun," said Roxanne Jeansonne.

This year's theme was "Flamingo Dynasty," a spin-off of the hit reality television show "Duck Dynasty." Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne tossed beads as the parade's grand marshal. Floats featured themes mocking politicians around the Capital City.

"We all enjoy ourselves, and everyone has their own float and their own persona," said D'Aaron Leblanc.

"We're for everybody and this is the best party in Baton Rouge," said Doc L'Herisson.

Known for its out-of-the-box style, the Spanish Town Parade krewe say they give parade lovers what they want.

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